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to be the top winner. meanwhile, back here at home harry reid has said, well, we are going to have -- try to get a gun control bill to the floor, it will include no assault weapons ban. get that? not that they bring it up and vote it down. harry reid will not even let an assault weapons ban come to the floor for a vote even though the american people support it by about 55% and despite all of the great work that dianne feinstein has done on that bill. harry reid proving to be a weenie. that and more, here on current tv. [ music ] billy zane stars in barabbas. coming in march to reelz. to find reelz in your area, go to reelz.com alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look
exercise explosion. now outrage over senator harry reid's remarks. it sounds very political. >> our marines were training in hawthorne. with the sequester it is going to cut this stuff back. >>alisyn: did he connect the tragedy to the sequester? marines are reacting. >>steve: white house tours are canceled for all of us, and pink slips are out and the sequester has everybody scared except the white house. their budget for a st. patrick's party untouched, and wait until you see who was inviteed to that party last night that you weren't invited to. >>brian: we're irish. we would have qualified. a proud dad posted this picture of his son who passed a hunter safety course. next thing you know cops are raiding his home demanding to see his gun. that boy, his dad, live at the top of the hour. "fox & friends" starts now. ♪ >>alisyn: almost freezing today at 6:01. >>steve: within the next hour we're going to flip over to spring officially. the vernal equinox before 7:00 eastern time here in new york city where it is 33 degrees in the canyon of concrete. >>alisyn: at some point the earth has to sp
harry reid cave on new gun control legislation? the ban on assault weapons is being dropped from a bill set to be considered next month. california senator dianne feinstein fought hard to keep that provision, but promises by republicans to block the full package prevailed there. instead senators will consider hiking penalties for people who purchase guns on behalf of those who are barred from having them. the ban will be offered as a second amendment but is expected to fail when it comes up after the easter recess. >>> disturbing new details about that close call at the university of central florida. police released this video of officers responding to a 911 call monday about a student with a gun. it came after a false fire alarm one said police say was tripped by the suspect in an attempt to lure students outside. so they could be easy targets. the emergency call came from a roommate after he says the suspect pulled a gun on him. >> like a gun, like large assault gun, i don't know if it's a real gun. i don't know what it is, but i just saw it and slammed my door shut and locked it. >>
democrat harry reid expressing his condolences. but also during that statement, there was an implication there that under sequestration, when budgets are cut, that we may see more of these that it may put the marines and others and soldiers at risk because of the budget cuts. now i can tell you, marine corps officials this afternoon are taking a strong exception to what harry reid implied. saying that this this exercise, for example, was planned well in advance, had nothing to do with the budget cuts. there were no corners cut. and if they couldn't afford to have all the safety precautions into place, they wouldn't do the exercise. and in fact, one marine corps told us just, one marine corps official told us a short time ago, he considers this nothing but pure political posturing on the backs of these dead marines. >> those are some very strong words from the marine corps about senator harry reid, jim miklaszewski thank you soef for being on the program. >>> tonight president obama boards air force one to go to the middle east. prospects for movement on the israeli/palestinian peace proc
to be all but dead in a stunning announcement yesterday, harry reid said he would not be bringing to the floor the highly controversial assault weapons ban, that bill because it has less than 40 votes. so let's listen to what senator dianne feinstein had to say. >> the enemies on this are very powerful. i've known that all my life. it doesn't take a weapon away from anyone. i mean, my goodness, the nra says there are 2 million of these or 3 million of them whatever it is in the country already. how many assault weapons do you need in the united states of america? >> joining me now a democrat from connecticut. senator, it's very good to see you. thank you for joining me. >> thank you, alex. >> i'd like at the cover of "the daily news" here in new york. it shows the pictures of the victims of sandy hook elementary. right there in the center, "shame on u.s." senator blumenthal, what happened here? and do you agree about the power of so-called enemies? is this what made harry reid reverse his promise to bring this bill to the senate floor? >> you're right, alex, to describe this assau
all over again." senate majority leader harry reid summed up neatly the next debate on the role of government when addressing tuesday's release of house republican paul ryan's budget. called the path to prosperity, as it was when he first unveiled it, wearing nearly the same suit and tie back in 2011, ryan's plan seeks to reduce taxes and cut government spending. "when they talk about a cut, they're talking about reducing the rate of growth. and that's all ryan's plan will do. i think it's too weak. i think it's not good enough." author of "the free market revolution," yaron brook's criticism of the ryan plan is one you may not have heard before. it is far more likely that you've already listened to a version of this attack from the left. "the ryan plan will shower more tax breaks on millionaires and tilt the playing field to the advantage of big corporate interests" ryan's plan would cut the top tax bracket from 39 to 25 percent and would reduce the corporate tax rate from 35 to 25 percent. it also seeks to slash spending on entitlements like medicare, medicaid and social secu
a big hit in the u.s. senate today. majority leader harry reid says he will bring a guns bill to the floor without an assault weapons provision because it just didn't have the support among senators and could block the passage of any bill had it been included. >>> first day of spring is tomorrow. in new england tonight it looks like the dead of winter as a major snowstorm is dropping a foot or more on some places. this is what it looks like right now in auburn, maine, where it was coming down in whiteout conditions in the last hour. they are expecting 12 to 18 inches there. parts of upstate new york as well tonight. behind all of this, bitterly cold air for this time of year anyway. smaller snow squalls around the great lakes. >>> the meteor that rocketed into russia really got our attention a few weeks back. we learned today about the threat of such things to our modern world. in the meteor and asteroid tracking business, they call the big ones city killers. while there was very little good news today about our chances of getting them before they get us, there was some talk a
and reduce household income overall by well over 2 grand. and harry reid says the ryan budget is extreme? to weigh in, kirsten powers and co-host of "the five" dana perino. mike crapo, the senator from idaho asked the budget staff, what about the budget? we haven't seen the details, what do you make of it, what's the cuts and deficit reduction and i'm quoting now, it's zero in the first year in total said a member of that state to the senator. they're not trying, right? zero? >> well, i don't know why anybody's really shocked by this. after all we've heard from many leaders in the democratic party that they don't even think there is a spending problem. so, and the president has made pretty clear that cutting the deficit isn't his top priority. so, you know, i mean i actually don't share that point of view and i think there are democrats who don't share that point of view, but the fact of the matter is the people who are leaders of the democratic party today have been pretty clear they're in the sort of paul krugman camp of this is not a problem. it's a problem that's going to be a proble
reform. president obama's initiative to reduce violence in america has been severely weakened. harry reid has announced the most controversial and ambitious part of the president's proposal a ban on assault weapons will not make the final cut when he brings the bill up for debate. >> but, right now, her amendment using the most optimistic numbers has less than 40 votes. that's not 60. i have to get something on the floor so we can have votes on that issue and the other issues i talked about and what i'm going to try to do. i'm not going to try to put something on the floor that won't succeed. i want something that will succeed. >> senator dianne feinstein who sponsored the ban was clearly irritated. the california democrat told reporters, obviously, i'm disappointed. i tried my best but my best i guess was not good enough. you'd think congress would listen but they clearly listened to the national rifle association and they do. the ban would have outlawed it nearly 160 semiautomatic weapons and limited the size of magazines to ten rounds. and in today's "daily news" a removal of the assau
senate majority leader harry reid drew attention to budget cuts and how they could impact military training like that taking place at hawthorne. >> it's just not appropriate, mr. president, that our military can't train and do the maintenance necessary. these men and women, our marines were training there in hawthorne and with the sequester it's going to cut the stuff back. >> some marine officials chafed at reid's commence. his spokesman clarified his remarks saying the idea of senator reid thinks that the hawthorne tragedy has anything to do with the sequester is absurd, shepard. >> shepard: jennifer griffin at the pentagon now. the horrible plot at the university of central florida in orlando. tonight, it is very clear the plan was for another virginia tech. murder on a scale that would forever change one of the biggest universities in america. you see, the student behind the foiled murder rampage wrote a checklist. and the last line "give them hell." just one of the many new details that police revealed today. there is a video from a camera that one officer had mounted on his u
to "hardball." harry reid dealt a devastating blow to gun control supporters yesterday when he signaled his bill next month won't include senator dianne feinstein's assault weapons ban. handing a political victory in round one to the nra. according to reid it was a numbers game. >> right now her amendment using the most optimistic numbers has less than 40 votes. that's not 60. i'm not going to try to put somebody on the floor that won't succeed. i want something that will succeed. >> i saw that coming. feinstein who has championed the cause for decades of fighting assault weapons plans to keep fighting for her ban. >> very powerful. i've known that all my wife. it doesn't take a weapon away from anyone. i mean, my goodness, the nra says there are 2 million of these or 3 million of them, whatever it is, in the country already. how many assault weapons do you need in the united states of america? >> well, the new york covered that this morning. look at that, wow. the headline "shame on u.s., assault weapons bill is dead." that is tough. surrounded by the photos of the children there killed in
, the constituents at home. there are plenty of democrats including majority leader harry reid who have the same basic concerns, and there is a concern about the gun laws like the assault weapons ban would be effective so that you will see the republicans will try to mostly strengthen the mental health aspects of this problem, and they will see, and watch very carefully to see what senators like alaskan senator mark begich and arkansas senator pryor and louisiana senator mary landrieu, and if they don't go towards the gun control side, then the republicans certainly won't. >> and jason, talk about that, because for harry reid, does it cause problem for him being in the committee and he being a gun owner and he being the senator from nevada, will that cause difficulty for him? >> i live in texas, and even here, a huge majority of people are here for closing the gun show loophole and bringing it into the fold here and half of the voters here in texas support banning the assault weapons. voters are speaking out in increasing numbers about doing something about this, taand the new york times is righ
the newtown school massacre last year, but majority leader harry reid says there aren't enough votes to overcome the gop opposition and he says separating the ban from other measures increases its chances of passage. >>> former south carolina governor mark sanford is on the verge of reviving his political career that collapsed over his extramarital affair. sanford has advanced to a runoff in the republican race for an open congressional seat. the democrats had a clear winner in the primary, elizabeth colbert busch who is the sister of comedian stephen colbert. >>> all right, as we mark the ten years since the war in iraq began we learned of an incredible fact about the cost of war. the u.s. is still paying benefits from the civil war, the u.s. civil war. the payments are going to two children of civil war vet, one in tennessee, one in north carolina who get about $900 a month. the children would have been born when their fathers were in their 70s or 80s. unusual but possible. is that crazy or what? civil war benefits. >> that's pretty crazy. >> wow. >>> moving on to the weather acros
's coming up in just a moment. like harry reid had anything to do with that. dagen: any cues to show harry reid. connell: should boost the ratings. down in the stock market today, but not like earlier. in terms of oil, 93.19, down a little bit there. more "markets now" straight ahead. ♪ it's monday. a brand new start. your chance to rise and shine. with centurylink as your trusted technology partner, you can do just that. with our visionary cloud infrastructure, global broadband network and custom communications solutions, your business is more reliable - secure - agile. and with responsive, dedicated support, we help you shine every day of the week. connell: making money with charles payne at this hour of the day. dagen: looking at computer storage data management company, net app. what do you think? >> you know, the technology stocks have been somewhat watching this whole thing, so i'm trying to find some of the tech names that look like they've got good risk-reward ratios. i like this a lot. string of earnings beats, they do good there. fiscal year 13-14, the streaks setting up their
of a flap given that harry reid got all whipped up about it. this is a guy who is not presented a budget in the last four years until today when they finally did. you were saying something earlier. remember, about the president coming in with his budget later. it used to be cliche. the president proposes and congress disposes. i guess that's not the case anymore. now it congress that proposes and the president of los. lou: the president is certainly dawdling, and not setting a very good tone for wall street and for investors who are interested in what is happeni to fiscal policy in this country. why is he being your judgment ll be the effect of this process in sub much like the last one? >> obviously it is sething that the financial markets are not going to take kindly to. we could see someownward pressure put on equity prices. perhaps that is tolerable. you know, eventually something has to be done. unfortunately the president is discovering that there is a great deal of resistance to his emphasis on taxes and taxes alone as the primary means of balancing the budget. lou: thisusiness,
-- >> you know, harry reid a accused the sequester of killing the eight marines. this terrible the exercise, reid of all people should want to save money in the pentagon in order to put more money back in training which i may add that the marine corp denied, but the point is, you are up his alley, why is he not behind you on this? >> i agree, if we cannot cut something like that, how do we address the $17 trillion in debt. this is why the american people get so frustrated with washington, we continue to spend their taxpayer dollars on, we have spent $3 billion on this program, we will never gaet result that the troops can use and members of both parties said it's wasteful, it would have passed if i could have gotten a vote for it. >> i have a bit of time. is it possible? i know the obama charm offensive, i hope you are too. >> if we are not talking to each other, we will never do anything. >> senator, i'm interested in balancing the budget and in pro growth, corporate and business tax reform, can you tell me that that is going to be part of it? not just root canal without noracain, yes or n
a spending problem for the president to say there is really no great urgency to balancing the budget or harry reid saying there is no rush too deal with entitlements this year. but for house democrat to double down on spending stupid by pushing more stupid spending, well, you got to wonder. but this is true, they want more stimulus about $200 million more, who can blame them, clearly none of their leaders are trying to stop them or remotely discourage them. and members of pear are not block -- of their party are not exactly blocking them. i don't think their intention was to encourage this. they run for a immediate nicotine spending rush any time they can get it, they d got it,n them for pushing it, it on us if we allow it david walker said stimulus is not the solution, he is so sick of watching washington dance around this issue. he alone withlice rivlin, head vice chair making this video to sort of get the message to young and older americans alike, the can kicks back. but you know we're just, still kicking the can, what is going on. >> it would be nice if we had a presidential budget, the
to organize 309 million of us into one efficient unit. >> i speak for many when i say thank god for harry reid stopped bush's plan to privatize social security. so you wanted to turn her grandmother's retirement to lehman brothers, bear stearns? int is the people who were charge. social security has been around for 75 years and has never missed a check. thank god for social security. as for "obamacare," call your mother, father, ask them if like being on medicare. they love it. yes. and yet medicare only has 5000 employees. private insurance has hundreds of thousands of employees. inernment, more efficient health insurance. more effective, lower overhead, better outcomes, lower prices. the only change i want to make is change the eligibility age to birth. let's all get on medicare, then we will have a real system. >> i will not answer that, but i would love to all on. have you been to the dmv lately? yes. house of service. >> when secretary of state hillary clinton appeared for the senate hearing on benghazi, here is what she said about the cause of the riot -- [video clip] >> what difference
this year. but we sit here and let the clock tick. one thing i can tell -- i know my good friend harry reid -- ware noweare not going to i cane budget can can down the road foo weeks. we will be here, whether it has to be saturday night, sunday, monday, and tuesday. we will be here. there's 50 hours fl w. we will have a nice, full, open debate. and then do our votes. it's a logical request. i don't think there's any good argument against it. i haven't thought of one yet. and i would urge my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, we would say, mr. leader, mr. republican leader, mr. republicans, let us debate that budget. tear down the wall of not debating. and let us show our budget, you show yours, and let the american people decide. i yield the floor. mrs. boxer: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from california. mrs. boxer: madam president, i want to add my words to those eloquently spoken by our budget committee chairman, patty murray, and one of our leaders here, the able senator from new york, senator schumer. we are waiting for hours and hours. i can only imagine
leader harry reid acknowledged one bill-- an assault weapons ban crafted by california's dianne feinstein-- did not have enough support to move forward. >> but right now her amendment, using the most optimistic numbers, has less than 40 votes. i-- that's not 60. >> woodruff: a disappointed feinstein later said on cnn that she will not play dead on the issue, adding reid assured her she will have a chance to offer the ban as an amendment to a larger bill. >> if it's an amendment, that is not a symbolic vote. i did the bill in 1994 on the floor as an amendment. it enacted a law. it went on to the house. it was enacted. what senator reid told me is that i would have an opportunity for a vote. i take him at his word. >> woodruff: for now, reid and senate democrats are trying to find a way to get other measures passed. that includes an expansion of background checks, new penalties for gun trafficking and for so- called straw purchases-- when other individuals buy guns for those who aren't authorized to own them. reid is aiming for votes sometime after the easter recess. but there's still litt
? especially when so many, harry reid included, say we don't have a spending problem. how do you argue? sort of like the alcoholic who doesn't admit he's an alcoholic. you're an alcoholic. >> how can we not have a spending problem? neil: i know. by saying we don't, we acknowledge the severity of it, and at the least, you don't do anything about it p on the phone: -- it. >> neil, we have politicians today, that in my opinion, they have to find a way to stop pointing fingers and find solutions. neil: what do republicans do because, denny, they have not been better when boehner says there's not an immediate debt crisis. when you have a trillion dollars more going out than coming in, when you pile up $3 billion in debt every day, that's a crisis. >> what i think is any ceo who got up in a quarterly report and showed the financials that this country is showing wouldn't last one more week. they'd be gone. neil: well, here we reward that behavior. >> exactly right. neil: and back with scott browne, they win the pr war saying it's the damn republicans bumming us out and obstructing us and left to ou
and it will probably be defeated. feinstein told politico to ask harry reid why the decision was made. >>> tomorrow colorado's governor is expected to sign tough new gun legislation, including expanded background checks and limits on ammunition clips. meantime, on the immigration front, republican senator rand paul is endorsing a path to citizenship. in a speech this morning he said, quote, if you wish to live and work in america, then we will find a place for you. >>> the producers of the mini series "the bible" are pushing back after countless comparisons are being made between the actor who plays satan in that mini series and president obama. producer mark brunette calls it utter nonsense and says the actor who plays satan played similar characters years before the president was elected. >>> hollywood is coming to the hill. well, harrison ford at least. the actor and pilot will speak at the house general aviation caucus to bring attention to aviation issues. >>> if you read only one thing this morning, speaking of aviation since i'm just back from rome and acutely sensitive to jet lag and the be
depots in western nevada monday night. >>> senate majority leader harry reid is removing a proposed assault ban rifle -- assault rifle ban from new gun legislation that he will send to the full senate for consideration. reid says keeping the assault weapons ban would have guaranteed a republican filibuster to block the measure. >> i'm not going to try to put something on the floor that won't succeed. i want something that will succeed. i think the worst of all worlds may be to bring something to the floor and it dies there. >> reid says that senator dianne feinstein could introduce her proposed ban on assault weapons as an amendment to new gun legislation in order to at least get a vote on that. >>> and new shocking sex and drug allegations against the man who used to be the voice of elmo. the 24-year-old is suing kevin clash alleging he smoked crystal meth while engaging in sexual activity with stephens. the lawsuit alleges he also gave sheldon poppers as a sexual aid. that generally refers to capsule that's give users a rush when broken and inhaled. his attorney calls the suit mer
investigation now. moments ago the senator from nevada, majority leader harry reid, tald about the explosion on the senate floor. >> my thoughts are with those who are injured and, of course, the families of those who lost loved ones. and marines all over the world are now focusing on the loss of their fellow marines. they're grieving this loss. jon: we will have much more on this developing story with a live report from the pentagon later on "happening now." ♪ jon: brand new developments on immigration reform as a rising republican star outlines a new plan. good morning, i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. senator rand paul making some headlines today, now supporting a pathway to citizenship for the nation's estimated 31 million illegals -- 11 million illegals. it's a significant policy move, but the possible 2016 white house candidate also makes it clear that his plan does come with conditions. >> if you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in america, then we will find a place for you. in order to bring conservatives to this cause, however, those who work for refor
reality, and pulling the assault weapons ban from gun control legislation. majority leader harry reid says there aren't enough votes to overcome gop opposition. he says separating the ban from measures increases the chances of passage. the assault weapons ban appeared to gain momentum after the massacre in newtown, connecticut, in november. >>> president obama heading to the mideast in israel. the first time he visited the jewish state as president. abc's tahman bradley looks at the issues. >> reporter: president obama embarked on a trip to the middle east with the goal of winning the hearts and minds of the israeli people, mr. obama's first visit to israel as president. he will make several symbolic stops including laying a wreath at the founder of modern zionism. the centerpiece of the visit is delivering a speech to an audience of mostly college students. >> the president will visit israel with a message about the enduring relationship between the united states and israel about the unshakeable commitment the united states has to israel's security. >> report
yesterday with the new york times. all eyes on the senate and harry reid. that's the story this morning from roll call. with the senate judiciary committee now completing its work on a for your gun meters, the majority leader must now determine his strategy for how the chamber will move forward to in response to last year's school shooting. every week yesterday told reporters that he conferred with the chairman of the senate judiciary committee and he said "the and i will sit down to find out what has been reported out of the committee and what we need to do to put together as a base bill to start legislating on the senate floor." details available on roll call. callsl take your phone and you can share your thoughts on our facebook page and you can send us a tweet. bill is joining us from rhode island, independent line. good morning. are you with us? george in florida, republican, good morning. i don't think any campaign should be budgeted. the country, a good majority have already chosen to vote for a welfare check. the democrats and socialists have bought these people's votes. romney had t
that the gun control legislation will not include an assault ban. harry reid says this will not be part of the legislation they will debate because it doesn't have the votes to pass. senator feinstein says the issue of gun control is a personal one for her. as you know, she became mayor of san francisco after george motts coney and marvy milk were assassinated -- harvey milk were assassinated. >>> we're learning more about a deadly officer-involved shooting in san jose. ktvu hasern laked the suspect who died monday was under -- last thereined that the suspect who died on monday was under surveillance regarding a homicide. police opened fire after he tried to ram a police vehicle. >>> we're learning the san jose police officer who opened fire was involved in a another sooting last -- shooting last fall. the "chronicle" reports that he was involved in other crimes. authorities say he opened fire on monday's incident after the suspect drove his car toward him. >>> 7:47. now we're finding out more about a deadly officer-involved shooting friday night in napa. authorities say the man who was
will not include an assault ban. harry reid says this will not be part of the legislation they will debate because it doesn't have the votes to pass. senator feinstein says the issue of gun control is a personal one for her. as you know, she became mayor of san francisco after george motts coney and marvy milk were assassinated -- harvey milk were assassinated. >>> we're learning more about a deadly officer-involved shooting in san jose. ktvu hasern laked the suspect who died monday was under -- last thereined that the suspect who died on monday was under surveillance regarding a homicide. police opened fire after he tried to ram a police vehicle. >>> we're learning the san jose police officer who opened fire was involved in a another sooting last -- shooting last fall. the "chronicle" reports that he was involved in other crimes. authorities say he opened fire on monday's incident after the suspect drove his car toward him. >>> 7:47. now we're finding out more about a deadly officer-involved shooting friday night in napa. authorities say the man who was
when i say thank god for harry reid stopped busch's plan to privatize social security. so you wanted to turn her grandmother postretirement to lehman brothers, bear stearns? that is the people who were in charge. social security has been around for 75 years and has never missed a check. thank god for social security. as for -- as for "obamacare," call your mother, father, ask them if they like being on medicare. they love it. yes. and yet medicare only has 5000 employees. private insurance has hundreds of thousands of employees. government, more efficient and health insurance. more effective, lower overhead, better outcomes, lower prices. the only change i want to make is the eligibility age to birth. let's all get on medicare then we will have a real system. >> i will not answer that, but i would love to all on. have you been to the dmv lately? yes. house of service. >> when secretary of state hillard erie @ clinton appeared for the senate hearing on and got as they come here is what she said about the cause of the riot -- here is what she said. [video clip] >> what difference at th
is adopted. >> in a few moments, budget chair are presented of paul ryan. in 30 minutes, senator harry reid. the senate intelligence committee and the heads of the cia and fbi about global threats to the u.s. the house republicans 2014 budget plan would balance the federal budget in 10 years. among other things, reforming the tax code and medicare and repealing the president's healthcare law. paul ryan spoke with reporters in the capital for half an hour. >> good morning, everyone. what we have here is the house budget committee republican majority. putting out yet again a budget that it just is america's needs, a budget that balances. it is a responsible, balanced budget. we owe the american people a balanced budget. or the third straight year, we have a limited. we have balance a budget in just 10 years. this is a plan to balance the budget in 10 years. the house budget committee has spent the last several weeks working together with each other just like families and businesses do around the country. we have been assembling a budget so that we can make sure our country can live within its
lack of majority in the senate which is led by the philosopher harry reid. but they maintained by a large strengthen the house of representatives, losing only about eight seats. and a position of state legislatures were very strong. that position that they built up in 2010, they lost legislatures in maine and minnesota, but by and large can't legislatures that they one in 2010, and had the kind of advantage that they haven't had in state legislatures since the 1920s. so we are 25 states that have governors in both houses of legislature, controlled by republicans. they are not just small states. and 53% of the nation's population versus -- i believe it is 13 states with democratic governors or legislatures, 21% of the nation's population. so let me just leave you with a final number out of the exit poll. the electorate that reelected obama when asked whether government should do more to solve problems or whether government is doing to me things better left to businesses and individuals, 52% government is doing too many things. 43% government should do more. .. [applause] him >>
. yesterday, senator majority leader harry reid had a debate on the floor and it is limited on this c.r. if the full 06 hours are taken up we'll see a vote on thursday. senate democrats want to move to their budget. the first senate budget on the oor in four years offered by patti murray and that budget is open to unlimited amendments, basically. once they start on that there could be 100 or more amendments and now they are talking about weekend votes. ut harry reid has not left for easter or passover recess before completing that. basically, the 60 hows of post closure debate time could be mited if they can get an unanimous consent but the senator from kansas blocked it because he wants an amendment on the federal aviation administration budget to allow them to have more money to stop the furloughs of the air traffic controllers. this has hit his state really heard and they are not giving him that vote so far. it is a slippery slope idea. they give him his vote they would have a flood gate opened. at one point there is 90 amendments to the c.r. and they are trying to avoid the situat
leader harry reid says the provision was dropped because he feared republican opposition would block passage of any bill at all. >>> convicted teen killer t.j. lane will spend the rest of his life behind bars without parole. the 18-year-old was sentenced on tuesday to three life sentences for the shooting deaths of three students at an ohio school cafeteria. lane wore a t-shirt with the word "killer" written on it, cursed the courtroom and gestured obscenely. >>> let's head to wall street, cnbc's jackie deangelis has the latest. good morning, jackie. >> good morning, natalie. investors closely watching the situation in cyprus after lawmakers there rejected a controversial bailout proposal that would have taxed regular savings accounts. the concern is that the debt crisis in the eurozone is back on the table and that could weigh on stocks. later today the nation's top money man, fed chairman ben bernanke, he will answer questions on the economy but what investors really want to know if he's going to continue with economic stimulus. natalie? >> jackie deangelis at the new york stock ex
an hour. harry reid gave him an opportunity to leave at the appointed hour. he stayed another half an hour after that. so he clearly wanted to get engaged. he was very complementary of the ability to start moving legislation on gun safety on dealing with immigration reform eight senators are working on and that we enacted the vial lens against women act. he did point out that we have made some progress and progress is being made on our agenda and probably prior to issues but i think most of the discussion was around the budget problems and the fact that we are in sequestration i think we would rather see a more balanced way of dealing with the budget problems >> bill: we saw the paul ryan bucket which is a copy of what he has done in the past i am sure it will be dead on arrival. today, senate patty mer reis release the senate version of the budget. what can you tell us about it, senator? how does it differ from the ryan budget? >> the ryan budget is a lot of smoke and mirrors. he claims they are going to get certain reductions in spending but doesn't g
leader harry reid. listen up. >> now i, just alert everyone, we have, easter recess coming a week from friday and we're not going to be able to do that. a budget has a locked in amount of time, 50 hours. plus the votathon. so everyone should be prepared to change their plans first few days. we hope it is the first few days of easter recess. we're not even on this bill. and that is such a sad thing. >> reporter: here's look at some of the pork coburn and mccain found in the bill. it provides $65 million for pacific coast salmon restoration for states including nevada. nevada salmon. it directs the department of defense to overpay on contracts by an additional 5% to contractors who are native hawaiian owned companies. it provides $154 million for military alternative energy research initiatives. the most notorious example which was paying $26 per gallon for 450,000 gallons of alternative fuel. despite all the wasteful spending senators coburn and mccain took to the senate floor this morning to assure majority leader reid they would not filibuster the bill. here is senator coburn. >> ther
year. senator harry reid, the democratic majority leader, has come to the floor expressing some frustration. he wanted to move on this continuing resolution this week, as early as yesterday, giving members an opportunity to offer amendments. several members stepped forward and were prepared to do so, but they were stopped. there was a hold. and now, as i understand from the senator from oklahoma, and i believe my friend from arizona may echo his remarks, they're prepared to not stand in the way of any amendments, if members wish to offer, they can, and i hope they will. let me say a few words -- mr. mccain: since my friend is on that subject, could i -- mr. durbin: i ask permission to engage in dialogue with my friend, the senator from arizona. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mccain: you'd say to my friend from illinois, there is no further objection. the senator from oklahoma and i have reviewed the bill and we discussed yesterday about its length and our obligations to -- i promise my friend from illinois, i won't rehash that discussion we had. but we have no obj
: they're kind of laughing at the budget. it is pile on the budget munster day. senator harry reid. >> he has held out to be this guy who understands things so well. what he understands is nothing. >> stephanie: representative chris van hollen. >> it is a question of whether you take a balanced approach which is what we proposed or you take this lopsided uncompromising approach which is what we're seeing in the house republican budget. >> stephanie: richard in chicago. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi richard. >> caller: hello. i voted for jan schakowsky, too. >> stephanie: yea. >> caller: the stuff about guns in schools and they haven't proposed arming the kindergarteners yet. >> stephanie: they will. >> caller: surprised they've overlooked it. you can't walk into the nra headquarters with a gun i'll bet ya. you can't go into courts or congress. it is okay for the common people to have all of the guns running. you can't walk into a gunshop with a gun. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: because they think you're robbing them. some, you can't have more than one bullet in a gun. what a
. >> as we wait, the majority harry reid has announced the one not be any works on the senate tonight. the cr -- [indiscernible] >> today, the associated press wrote the president met separately with democrats to lock in $85 billion in spending cuts and avoid government shut down on march 27. the two parties a best budget in both houses. the story refer to the democrats' spending bill that the senate budget committee has the working on and a republican bill approved by the house budget committee last night. it is scheduled for the house floor next week. >> if we can take a seat, we need to find out where we are in terms of members. who are witnessing? senator sanders, how long? what's a few minutes? a peso i think we can begin. -- ok, so i think we can begin. are we missing any senators on your side? we are going to get started. before we begin voting, i need to address senator wicker, the proposed point of order that would prohibit unfunded mandates. when i opened today i informed members that consistent with past practice, my counsel has been reviewing all proposed amendments that does a co
, and not considering they would be a democrat and working with harry reid instead of mitch mcconnell -- >> wait, wait, wait. you forgetting about alvin green. >> oh, yes. [ laughter ] >> there are a lot of people who have forgotten about him. he ran for the state house after that and just got trounced. >> did he really? >> yeah. >> bill: oh, he did. >> despite all of the notoriety and at attention he got facing jim demint that was not one of the most successful political careers. >> bill: lindsey graham has become so far right, you know, you can't get to the right of him anymore, because he is afraid of his own shadow, but has anybody filed against him or is he just making it up? >> no. no. and of course filing won't open until march of next year and nobody has really even emerged, though there are tea party forces and libertarian forces here in the republican party who are small but vocal and pretty organized and they would love to get a credible candidate up against him. in fact they would love to change the rules of the primary so it's done at a convention than a primary itself
death of the assault weapons ban. it's harry reid conceding it can't be part of the main bill. they're trying to focus on what is doable. what can they get done in april? and what they think can get done would be universal background checks, including for private transactions. if i was going to sell you a gun that doesn't have to be any sort of background check on that under a bill being knocked around in the senate, you would have to have some validation there before that purchase could be made. and that's the sticking point right now. that's a far cry from what democrats were talking about two or three months ago. that's a pretty small, narrow provision in the scope of all the big gun controls that democrats wanted to push in the beginning. >> that said, david, ignatius, if a bill passes that even allows the individual transfer without background checks, that would close the gun loophole, also stop something that needs to be stopped, and that is the purchasing of weapons online. that's a significant -- >> for gun control folks. it would just be a shame from my standpoint if in the
agree with my colleague senator harry reid and qusseir to describe the state of our country and the state of our national defense and the challenges we face around the world right now. it's a very difficult time and a dangerous time around the world. thatf the first challenges we face and one of the greatest national security threats that march of irane toward obtaining a nuclear weapon. i find myself, in reviewing senator heard chuck hagel's record and what he said when he appeared before us in a very lengthy hearing before the committee, to be very much at odds with him on this issue and also on some of his prior positions at odds with members of both sides of the aisle. host: merideth shiner, what about her role in the nomination of chuck hagel? you see her out front on the issue and on what happens in benghazi, the attacks on the embassy? guest: this is something you saw -- i don't using as know what to college. they have been very vocal on the issue, whether it was benghazi or the nomination of chuck hagel, which eventually passed, but not without some consternation. it
leader, harry reid, who's from nevada, addressed the accident moments ago from the senate floor. >> we don't know exactly what happened. it was a violent explosion. we know that. my thoughts are with those who are injured and of course the families of those who lost loved ones. details are emerging. we really don't know. the area's been blocked off. i understand it was quite a big explosion. >>> this morning, before a crowd of at least 150,000 people, pope francis was officially inaugurate ed as the 266th bish of rome. 130 world leaders, including vice president joe biden, attended this morning's mass. 500 priests were called in to deliver communion. >>> tomorrow is the first day of spring, but snow is falling in the northeast, prompting school closures from massachusetts to maine and check out this incredible ireport video from pearl, mississippi. n, those aren't golf balls. golf ball-sized hail covered the ground yesterday, denting this guy's car and shattering more than one windshield. >>> a 6-month-old baby in chicago killed by gunfire last week was shot once, not several times, as
. it appears your effort is all by dead. listen to what harry reid said today. >> i'm not going to try to put something on the floor that won't succeed. i want something that will succeed. i think the worst of all worlds would be to bring something to the floor and it dies there. >> now, senator reed, senator feinstein, had said before that you deserved a vote. now it appears it's going to be an amendment, it could be a symbolic vote. what's your response to this new -- >> no, no, if it's an amendment, that is not a symbolic vote. i did the bill in 1994 on the floor as an amendment. it enacted a law. it went on to the house, it was enacted. what senator reid told me is that i would have an opportunity for a vote. i take him at his word. i told him also that it would be my intention to separate out the prohibition on the future, manufacture, transfer, sale, possession of large ammunition feeding devices of more than ten bullets. i asked him if this could be part of a package. he said no. and i took away from that meeting the belief that we would have a vote on the full bill, and a vote on ammu
, what harry reid said. we know it's true because we've been reporting on this show really since the gun debate reignited after newtown that it's not just because republicans oppose it. it's also because of democrats, particularly in the senate. in fact, if you look at, we have a set of compiled -- some faces and names of democratic senators. if you look there's about a dozen. these are senators who have either outright said, no way to assault weapons ban, or those who run from us in the hallway when we try to ask or somewhere in between. the reason is most of them come from states where they're the whole concept of gun rights runs very wide and very deep. it would be cultural heresy many of them think to ban any kind of gun and to vote for that. the senators here may support other gun control like background checks or limiting high capacity ammunition clips, even trafficking, and so the thinking and it really has been all along, is that if they put the assault weapons ban in this broad gun control package, then the whole thing will go down whereas if they take it out, and put it as an a
by democrats, and harry reid is not going to move anything forward. but senator graham says what he'll do is hold up any nominations and wreak havoc. over on the house side, frank wolf, a republican congressman from the commonwealth of virginia, says he has 60 signatures on a document to install a select committee, which will be great because then the select committee would look into what happened. john bolton, who used to be our ambassador to the united nations, says something is not right here. listen. >> i think the entire way the administration has handled the benghazi affair has been abnormal and i think it's particularly strange that the people who were there when the attack took place were not made available to congress or others interested in finding out what actually happened that day. part of the administration's problem here is that many people think they engaged in a coverup, that they made up the story about the demonstration because they didn't want to reveal that terrorist groups were prevalent in and around benghazi. i think the way to get to the bottom of the issue one wa
leader harry reid hopes to complete work on the government funding and then move on to the next fiscal year and get a resolution for 2014 approved by the end of the week before their upcoming spring recess. live coverage of the house over on our companion network, c-span, and the senate right here on c-span2. we'll be live with senator levin at 12:30, but until then here's a conversation with grover norquist. he's the president of americans for tax reform, and he met with us on this morning's "washington journal." >> host: and welcome back to the "washington journal." grover norquist, president and founder of the group americans for tax reform, joins us now. first want to get your thoughts on the news of the day, this new growth and opportunities project report out from the republican national committee. the chairman of the republican national committee is having a press conference that's started just a few minutes ago at the national press club talking about changes that the party needs to make in terms of outreach, changes to how to nominate a presidential nominee. your take on what
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